Dear Mr. Arar:UPDATE: Maxwell House and BCer in Toronto offer their comments.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish to apologize to you, Monia Mazigh and your family for any role Canadian officials may have played in the terrible ordeal that all of you experienced in 2002 and 2003.
Although these events occurred under the last government, please rest assured that this government will do everything in its power to ensure that the issues raised by Commissioner O’Connor are addressed.
I trust that, having arrived at a negotiated settlement, we have ensured that fair compensation will be paid to you and your family. I sincerely hope that these words and actions will assist you and your family in your efforts to begin a new and hopeful chapter in your lives.
Friday, January 26, 2007
The partisanship never ends...
Here is the letter sent today from the Prime Minister to Maher Arar, I post it without comment however the emphasis is mine: